Watson to lead

SYDNEY: All-rounder Shane Watson will lead Australia in the third and final Twenty20 international against India on Sunday in the absence of Aaron Finch, who was ruled out after damaging his left hamstring during Friday’s second match in Melbourne. Finch suffered the injury while batting during the team’s 27-run loss at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which saw India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja has replaced Finch in the squad for Sunday’s match and has also been included in Australia’s one-day international squad for the tour of New Zealand. Watson has previously captained Australia in a lone Test and nine ODIs and is the country’s second most experienced player in T20 internationals behind opening batsman David Warner.